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COVID-19 vaccine: Why aren’t people getting it?

Rochester expert addresses vaccine concerns for pregnant women
COVID-19 vaccines have been available in the United States since early in 2021. If vaccines are widely available, what is stopping them? I had COVID, when can I get my booster? Top reasons people have ... more
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Omicron: 4th vaccine less effective

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
4th vaccine shot against COVID-19 is not enough to prevent infection from Omicron variant. COVID-19 vaccine increases antibodies produced, but it isn't enough to combat Omicron. The newest variant and long haul COVID-19 Study shows ... more
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COVID-19 Booster Clinic in Geneva

Rochester expert addresses vaccine concerns for pregnant women
COVID-19 booster shots available at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Geneva from 4-7 PM on January 19, 2022. January 19, 2022, Booster COVID-19 Clinics Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Clark Street, Geneva, January ... more
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Ontario County joins others pushing back against COVID-19 booster shot mandate for healthcare workers

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Ontario County has joined nearly a dozen other counties across New York requesting Governor Kathy Hochul reconsider the newly-minted COVID-19 booster shot mandate for healthcare workers. They say, along with existing mandate-driven healthcare worker shortages, ... more
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COVID-19 vaccination clinics Friday in Aurelius, Mt. Morris, Rushville

Rochester expert addresses vaccine concerns for pregnant women
There will be a Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Friday. Moderna second dose and boosters and Johnson & Johnson single dose and booster vaccines will be ... more
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Americans will need annual COVID-19 booster shots, but will it end the pandemic?

Rochester expert addresses vaccine concerns for pregnant women
Americans will likely need an annual COVID-19 booster shot. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... more
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Ontario County hosting COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna booster clinic Tuesday at highway office

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
Ontario County is hosting a COVID-19 booster clinic Tuesday. It's at the county Highway office on County Road 48 in Canandaigua from 4-7PM. The Pfizer booster will be offered for those 18 and older and ... more
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These states will pay workers unemployment who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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There are currently 5 states that will give employees that refused the vaccine unemployment benefits by law. Normally under these circumstances, employees fired would not qualify for unemployment benefits. According to AS.com, that is not ... more
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New York cracks down on fake vaccine cards: Hochul signs new law criminalizing them

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On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that makes producing or using a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination card a state crime. The law was part of a package Governor Hochul signed designed to improve the state's ... more
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What does Omicron look like in children?

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Much like Delta, Omicron is now spreading rapidly and becoming the number one strain of COVID-19 in the United States. There have been a higher number of newly reported cases daily, many of which are ... more
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Pfizer officials predict the pandemic will end in 2024

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Pfizer announced Friday that the future of COVID-19 may switch from pandemic to endemic by 2024. Executives with Pfizer stated that the novel Coronavirus may end up in our lives for good, becoming more like ... more
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Certain vaccinated workers will see a $2,000 bonus soon, do you qualify?

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Some workers in Phoenix, Arizona will see a bonus of up to $2,000. In order to qualify they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Many others are wondering if they'll see the same thing. The ... more
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Armpit pain is a common side effect from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
Armpits contain lymph nodes, and swollen lymph nodes are a sign that an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is working. The pain may be bothersome, but it usually goes away on its own and doesn't usually require ... more
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Refuse to get vaccinated? These states are offering unemployment for refusal to get the vaccine

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Employers across the nation are telling their employees if they refuse the COVID-19 vaccine they would face termination. The daily average remains around 80,000 for the United States and the Omicron variant is emerging. As ... more
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Cayuga County vaccination rates lag behind state

Finger Lakes region: 60% of those eligible have received COVID-19 booster shot
In the month since the government authorized the COVID-19 vaccine for kids five to 11 years old, 15% of the kids in Cayuga County have been vaccinated. The Citizen reports Tompkins County leads the way ... more
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Cornell University pushes vaccinate mandate for employees at Ithaca, Geneva campuses out to mid-January

Finger Lakes region: 60% of those eligible have received COVID-19 booster shot
Cornell University is delaying its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for faculty and staff. The extension puts the mandate out to January 2022, according to officials. Previously, employees were expected to be fully-vaccinated by December 8. However, ... more
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What are the side effects to the COVID-19 booster shot?

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
The CDC and FDA are both suggesting that any Americans eligible for their COVID-19 booster vaccine get it ahead of the holidays. Many people express nervousness over the side effects following the first two doses ... more
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New COVID Variant, B.1.1.529, could be the most dangerous yet as it spreads to Israel

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The latest and seemingly most dangerous COVID-19 variant to rear its head is called B.1.1.529. It will likely be given the name Nu as the World Health Organization watches it. The strain was first seen ... more
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Cayuga County is over 20% behind state in total COVID vaccination: Officials say conversations are getting more difficult

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There's growing concern among health leaders in Cayuga County that the COVID-19 vaccine rate is too low. Last week when the Cayuga County Board of Health met, the biggest frustration was with residents not taking ... more
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